Çor refers to jinn in Turkic and Mongolian folklore. It is thought as an invisible entity created from fire; however, it becomes visible when it dies. Unlike the İye, the Çor is not a tutelary spirit. They are thought to be responsible for several mental disorders. This entities are thought to inhabit desolate places such as abandoned houses or ruins. They fear iron, and within Islamic traditions, they are thought to disappear after reciting the Basmala. Despite being generally feared, they are not necessarily evil in nature.[1] This term is also linked to the Russian term Chort, referring to evil forces like demons or the devil.


  1. ^ Deniz Karakurt Türk Söylence Sözlüğü: Turkish - Turkic Mythology Dictionary / Glossary Deniz Karakurt 2011 page 114