Singer who became an icon in Turkey with releases like Bizim Şarkımız (1988), Gözü Yaşlı Yaşanmıyor (1999) and Saklı Düşler (2014) over the course of his multi-decade career. Some of his most popular songs include "Saklı Düşler," "Duvardaki Resim" and "Farketmez Artık."
He worked at a tea factory in Artvin before moving to Istanbul.
His fans are widely known as "Cengizciler."
He married Fatma Kurtoğlu.
He sang the song "Önce Bir Kaç Damla Yaş" as a duet with Hande Yener.