Issik Qaghan
Ashina Keluo 阿史那科罗
Second Qaghan of the First Turkic Khaganate
Reign552 – 553
PredecessorBumin Qaghan
SuccessorMuqan Qaghan
IssueIshbara Qaghan
Bagha Qaghan
FatherBumin Qaghan

Issik Qaghan (Chinese: 乙息記可汗 Yǐxījì kěhàn; personal name: Ashina Keluo 阿史那科罗) was the second ruler of the Turkic Khaganate.


His name is reconstructible in Middle Chinese as *kʰuâ-lâ, which transliterated either non-Turkic *Kvara or Old Turkic Qara.[1]


During his brief rule, he defeated the Rouran khagan Yujiulü Dengzhu. He is recorded to have sent a tribute of 50,000 horses to Western Wei in May 553. He died the same year.[2]


  1. ^ Golden, Peter B. (1992) An Introduction to the History of the Turkic Peoples. Otto-Harrassowitz. p. 121
  2. ^ Hongen, Niu; 牛鴻恩 (2015). Xin yi Yi Zhou shu. 50. 袁宏. (Di 1 ban ed.). Taibei Shi: 三民書局. ISBN 9789571460192. OCLC 913445355.
Issik Qaghan
Preceded by
Bumin Qaghan
Khagan of the Turkic Khaganate
Succeeded by
Muqan Qaghan