|Kutluk Yabgu Khagan |
|Claimant to be Khagan of the Second Turkic Khaganate|
|As regent, then khagan||741 – 742|
|Successor||Ashina Shi (Basmyl chief) |
Özmiş Khagan (claimant)
|Born||Kutluk Yabgu |
He was not a descendant of the former khagan. He was a yabgu (high officer) in the Khaganate. Tengri Qaghan was killed by Pan Kül Tigin, one of his shads (governors). However, Pan Kül Tigin was defeated by Basmyls, a Turkic tribe.
Reign and downfallEdit
In 742, the Tang emperor Xuanzong organized a secret alliance within the Turkic Khaganate. Basmyls, Uighurs and Karluks, the three Turkic tribes attacked capital. Kutluk Yabgu was killed. He was succeeded by Özmiş Khagan by some Turkic nobles. Meanwhile, Basmyl chief Ashina Shi also declared himself as khagan.