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Sara Khatun


Sara Khatun  - She was the first “First Lady” in Azerbaijan history and the first diplomat woman of the East. She was Agqoyunlu ruler Uzun Hasan’s mother.
Sara Khatun was born in Bayandur region. She played an important role in the policy of Agqoyunlu state as an outstanding diplomat and public figure.
Sara Khatun, who was famous as a competent diplomat woman, was well-known in the European countries as well. She helped her son in all fields of the state governance. In the diplomatic relations of Agqoyunlu state with the foreign countries, her role was more important. 
Uzun Hasan asked for her advice in all foreign policy issues and sent her to the most responsible talks. She held talks not only with the separate diplomats of the foreign countries, but also with the Teymuri ruler Abu Said, Osmanli Emperor II Mehmed, and successfully defended the foreign political interests of Agqoyunlu state. The Yassichemen peace signed with Sultan Mehmet II in 1961, is of great importance in Sara Khatun’s work as a diplomat. In accordance with the information in hand, this peace contract was one of the first agreements she signed with the foreign country rulers. Sara Khatun presided over the Agqoyunlu envoys, who held negotiations with the Teymuri ruler Abu Said (1468). This Azerbaijani lady was well-known and highly respected in the European countries as well.
The European, especially Venetian envoys sent to Azerbaijan, were secretly informed to meet with Sara Khatun and make use of her respect in the palace. In attention to bring a diplomat and public figure, Sara Khatun was a woman with great military leadership skills and military intension. Her mental ability helped her to make fast decisions in difficult situations. She was an honorable woman, diplomat and a person with military skills.

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