The Role of Kazakh and Kyrgyz in the National Struggle in Eastern Turkestan in the Last Quarter of 19th Century
Vecihi Sefa Fuat Heki̇moğlu, Aytkul Mahayeva, Gulzada Çargınova
Keywords: Eastern Turkistan, Kashgar (Qashgar), State of Yettishar, Yakubbek, Kazakhs, Kyrgyzs
In the last part of the 19th century, the territories of Turkestan under Russian and Chinese occupation lived the hard times of its history. While the Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Kyrgyzs in Western Turkestan fought against the Russian sovereignty, the Uighurs, Dungan and other Turkish and Muslim peoples in Eastern Turkestan were conducting similar struggles against the Chinese armies. At the same time, It was observed that Russia and England also carried out activities in accordance with imperial policies in the territory of Eastern Turkestan. In this study, Yakubbek, who came to Kashgar from the Hokant Dynasty and established the Yettishar State, will try to examinate on the struggle for independence in Eastern Turkestan and the Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Turks who have to migrate to this struggle from the Western Turkestan territory with archives of the time.