"Asan Kaygi’’: The Steppe Philosopher of the 15th Century Turkish World
Keywords: Asan Kaygi,Altinordu,Kazakh Khanate,Jer uyek,Jelmaye
Asan Kaygi was a great statesman and the legendary wise-man of Nogay-Kazakh clans, grown within the nomadic Turkish community in the 14th and 15th centuries. Asan Kaygi was an active statesman during the last period of Altmordu State and in the early period of the Kazakh Khanate. He was a man of thought and a man of service, who dedicated himself to the future o the nomadic Turkish clans since his education, training and maturity. He was also a man of thought, who travelled vast steppes on his camel called "jelmaye" despite his old age, looking for the paradise of the earth for Kazakh Turks, which he himself called as the "jer uyek".