Elcin Hatun was the sister of Kilij Arslan I and daughter of Suleiman ibn Qutulmish. Elcin Hatun lived her life with troubles because, her father was killed and her brother was held captive by Seljuk Sultan Malik Shah I. Seljuk Sultan Malik shah I consider Elcin’s father hostile to his state because Suleiman ibn Qutulmish was entrusted to gain control near the Byzantine border and infect he has establish new state there.
Sultan Malik Shah consider the area between Byzantium and Seljuk Empire a safe zone. But Suleiman ibn Qutulmish created unrest due to his rebellious actions to gain control of the borders. This was the reason oh his killing. After Suleiman ibn Qutulmish death, his son Kilij followed his father’s path. Because of his actions Sultan Malik Shah arrested Kilij and jailed him.
This made Elcin Hatun the enemy of the Sultan. She made alliance with the Turks to fight against Malik Shah. Soon, with the help of the Turks she manage to get control of the border areas. She had one aim in her mind that is revenge. She wanted to avenge her father’s killing and her brother captivity.