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Āq-qūyūnlū (lit. ‘White Sheep’), were an alliance of Turkoman tribes in the Diyār Bakr region who ruled over eastern Anatolia and the west of Persia through-out the 9th/15th century until 908/1502 when the Ṣafawids took power in Persia. The tribal confederation was led by the leaders of the Bayındır tribe which is described in a rather fanciful wa…

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Rezazadeh Langaroodi, Reza and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Āq-qūyūnlū”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0288>
First published online: 2015

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