Shahsavan

The name Shahsevan means “Adherents of the king”. According to available resources Shahsavan tribes are survivors of Turkish tribes from Asia minor that have come to Azerbaijan-Iran in the fourteenth century. one thing is clear: the history of the Shahsavan tribes goes back to the Safaviyeh kings era, they were organized by Shah Esmael (II) Safavi for authenticating the status of the Turkish tribe Ghezelbash. Shah Abbas established the Shahsavan tribe, meaning King Lovers to deal with the rebel tribes Qizilbash too.

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