A STUDYONS. ÇOYBEKOV TELLİNG OF CHORA BATIR EPICIN THE CONTEXT OFINTERACTION OFKAZAKHAND KYRGYZEPIC TRADITIONS

Halil İbrahim ŞAHİN

Struggles between Khanate ofKazan and Russians in the sixteenth century regarded as reflection on an oral tradition, Çora Batır epic is well known narration among Kazan, Crimea, Chuvash, Nogai, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Karakalpak Turks. Having found the opportunity to spread over a large area from Kyrgyzstan to Kazan, the epic provides important data in terms of interaction between public narratives immigration and customs. Emerged as a product ofthe close relationship between Kazakh and Kyrgyz epic traditions, Cora Batır’s Çoybekov narrative is studied in comparative to Cora Batır narratives in the epic of Turkish and Kazakh as well as other communities in this study. As a result of determination and assessment, it is found that epic tellers have an important role in wide geographical spread of epic Cora Batır, and that undergoing some changes and transformations in terms of form, content and structure, the epic adapted to various epic traditions. In addition, it is emphasized that attention should be paid to epic tellers and the general features oftradition in which the text is taken shape.

Key words: Epic, Chora Batir, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Narikbay.