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Ospan Batyr (Islamuly)
Born 1899
Koktokay County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang
Died April 29, 1951
Urumqi, Xinjiang

Ospan Batyr (sometimes is spelled as Osman Batir, Osman Batur) (Kazakh: Оспан батыр or وسپان باتىر; Chinese: 欧斯曼·巴图尔pinyin: ōusīmàn Bātúěr), (1899 - April 29, 1951), the son of Islambay was born in Koktokay County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang, Peoples Republic of China.

In Xinjiang he is well known for his heroism, fighting for the freedom of the Kazakh people. He was captured in South Xinjiang, and beheaded in Urumqi on April 29, 1951, after a long, but failed struggle for the freedom of his homeland. After his death many of his followers fled over the Himalayan mountains. Afterwards they were airlifted to Turkey, where they now live.

See also


  • Godfrey Lias, Kazak Exodus, London: Evan Brothers Limited (1956)
  • Halife Altay, Anayurttan Anadoluʹya, Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı (1981). (Turkish)
  • Halife Altay, Kazak Türklerine aid şecere, Istanbul (1997) (Turkish)
  • Gülçin Çandarlıoğlu, Özgürlük Yolu, Nurgocay Batur'un Anılarıyla Osman Batur, Istanbul: Doğu Kütüphanesi, 2006. (Turkish)
  • Zordun Sabir, Anayurt, Almaty: Nash Mir (2006) (Uyghur)
  • Hızır Bek Gayretullah, Osman Batur, (Turkish)
  • Hızır Bek Gayretullah, Altaylarda Kanlı Günler, 1977 (Turkish)

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