The ‘Book of Dede Qorqut’ is the only written epic of the Oghuz Turks. It reflects the world in which the Oghuz lived during their western migration and their conversion to Islam. It is replete with information on their culture and way of life, as testified by their terms of kinship, blessings, curses, prayers, oaths, and prophesies. The whole world was considered as a state pertaining to the Turks, whose qaghan was the natural ruler.

Françoise Aubin, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: II-5.3.C-480