Inel Khagan (Inel Qaghan) was a ruler of the Second Turkic Khaganate. He was killed by his relatives during struggle for the throne. Some writers say that the law of succession was that power passed from a ruler to his younger brothers before returning to his sons. Thus the order was Ilterish Qaghan, his brother Qapaghan Qaghan, then his sons Bilge Qaghan and Kul Tegin. Inel, being Qapaghan's son, had no right to the throne. Other writers treat the matter as a coup d'état with no mention of the rules of succession.
|Khagan of the Second Eastern Turkic Khaganate
References and notes
- See Second Turkic Khaganate for sources
- S.G. Klashtorny in History of Civilizations in Central Asia, vol III, page 339
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