Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, the head of the Çobanoğulları who ruled between 1280-1292. It is also referred to as "Melik Muzaffereddin" in the Saltukname.
In the Establishment Osman
Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan is the head of the Çobanoğulları in this series. He is the brother of Hazal Hatun. With Hazal Hatun, he runs water under straw and works under Osman. Kuzgun Alp was his aide, that is, his assistant. However, in episode 30, he killed Kuzgun Alp. Umut Karadağ gave life to the role of Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, who was played in the second season for the first time.
When Ertuğrul Bey came, he deceived Osman and set up an ambush. Osman was injured, but he fought to the end and won the war. For this reason, Hazal Hatun was temporarily arrested and exiled to the caged tent, and Dündar Bey was exiled. Yavlak Arslana gives this news himself by Ertuğrul Bey and Yavlak Arslan, who "trusts" Ertuğrul at the beginning, would be very bad. Yavlak is also a friend of Arslan Geyhatu's son, Mönke, and he makes chicken fight. They enjoy it.
Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan has clearly stated that he is against Osman Bey in every step of the way. His chief of the tribe, Hazal Hatun, is a trickster in the principality, sometimes provoking the people against Osman. Hazal Hatun takes every road to make Osman a second marriage. It also confuses Dündar. It re-encourages him to the principality.
Yavlak Arslan is trying every way not to come side by side with Osman and to establish a good relationship. First of all, he establishes a friendly relationship with Geyhatu and Aya Nikola, who are Osman's number one enemies. He establishes a relationship with Flatyos as if he were brothers. By confusing Saru Batu Savcı Bey and Dündar Bey, Yavlak encourages them to cooperate with the enemy. At the end, they both try to go through it.
Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, Gündüz Bey, Saru Batu Savcı Bey, Dündar Bey and Aya Nikola began negotiations to end this bad relationship and to stop Osman. Despite all these negotiations, Aya Nikola is not at all thorough. Yavlak Arslan is also a traitor. At the end, the negotiation ends with a fight. There is a fight between Saru Batu Savcı Bey and Aya Nikola. During the fight, a messenger says that Osman Gazi conquered Kulucahisar Castle. All negotiators, along with Aya Nikola, as well as Yavlak Arslan were destroyed by this news. This negotiation is just a waste of time.
This time, Osman Bey raided again and took Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan to the siege. As a clever siege, this siege is turned upside down by a traitor. Byzantine friend Flatyos immediately rushes to the rescue of Hain Yavlak Arslan. Osman here proves that Yavlak Arslan is a traitor and collaborator with the enemy. Flatyos solves Yavlak Arslan and rescues him. This clever siege ends with the traitors reading all the valiant ones.
Misrepresentation and reactions of Yavlak Arslan
After Flatyos helped Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, things got messed up and suddenly Muzaffereddin Yavlak took the side of Osman Osman. Then he defeats Flatyos. The audience is overwhelmed by the sudden emergence of the treacherous of the victorious.
However, Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan was not a bad person at all. He had been a beylerbeyi and frontier in the era of Osman Gazi, always supported Osman and was with him. But in the show, he was portrayed as a very bad, traitor. While he should be shown fighting against the Mongols, he was shown fighting a chicken war with the Mongols. Historians living in Kastamonu and those who watched the series reacted greatly to this scene. Some said the date was misrepresented. A fight broke out between Professor Ahmet Şimşirgil and the producer and screenwriter of the series Mehmet Bozdağ. At the end, Bozdağ suddenly decided to shoot this scene, and after that Yavlak Arslan was not shown as a bad person.
In the history
Hoylu Hasan's memorial of Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan with the titles "Melik'ül-ümera" and "Sipah-bud-i diyar-i" in his work "Ḳavâʿidü'r-resâʾil", just like in the period of his grandfather Hüsameddin Çoban, It is understood that the task of protecting the regions bordering Byzantium in northwestern Anatolia belongs to the Çobanoğulları Principality.
Although the reign of Yavlak Arslan was quite calm in the first years as in the Alp Yürek period, it was not possible to say this for other Anatolian principality. Although there were some problems in almost all of Anatolia due to the throne changes and the turmoil in the Ilkhanians, Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan continued his policy of loyalty to the Ilkhanians just like his father's time. II. Izzeddin Keykavus, after being dethroned, his son II. He had chosen Mesud. Meanwhile, the throne first IV. Kılıçarslan, then III. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev was past. II. Izzeddin Keykavus lived a quiet life in Suğdak and Solhad, which was given to him by the Altınorda Han after being rescued from captivity, and died in Crimea in 1279. After he died, his orders were II. They declared that they were subject to Mesud. II in Crimea. They decided to go to Mesud. Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan went to Crimea via Sinop and offered his allegiance. In addition, Rükneddin Keyümers, whom he had previously taken prisoner, II. He delivered it to Mesud. He tried to start his own empire once gaining power. After contribution with Geyhatu Khan he gainde more power, promising Antonolia to power it once had. Osman, leter Sultan proved his traitourous actions an everyone was left to join the Ottoman Empire established by Ertugrul Gazi son Osman. Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, II. Together with Mesud, they appeared before the Ilkhanid ruler Abaka Khan and declared their allegiance. Abaka Khan, II. He kept Mesud with him for a while. Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan II. He stayed with Mesud. Ahmed Teküder, who succeeded Abaka Khan after his death in 1282, took the Anatolian Seljuk State III. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev and II. Mesud divided between. III. Although Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev was not satisfied with this division and wanted to go to Ahmed Teküder, Argun Han took the throne from Ahmed Teküder and II. After choosing Mesud as the ruler of the Anatolian Seljuks, III. He had decided to execute Gıyâseddin Keyhüsrev. Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan, II. He returned to Kastamonu after attending Mesud's throne ceremony (1284).
Rükneddin Kılıçarslan's rebellion, death of Yavlak Arslan
After the death of Argun Khan in 1292 and the replacement of Geyhatu, Turkmen revolts began to appear in Anatolia. Knowing this opportunity, II. Mesud's brother Rükneddin Kılıçarslan revolted against his brother. When Geyhatu Khan came to Anatolia with his army, Kılıçarslan moved to Kastamonu and organized the Turkmens there. Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan's side in this rebellion is mixed. Some sources his II. Even though he writes that he opposed Mesud, some sources wrote that Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan was opposed to Kılıçarslan and was killed by him.
As a result, Muzaffereddin Yavlak Arslan was killed during the rebellion in 1292. His grave is thought to be in Taşköprü or Kastamonu.