Cengiz Kurtoğlu (born 1959) is a unique Turkish music artist. He was born in 1959 in Artvin, Turkey. He worked as a civil servant at a tea factory in Artvin and migrated to Istanbul in 1982.
In 1985 his first album "Sen Sözden Anlamaz Mısın?" was released and he became very popular. His later albums sold well and helped him building an extremely dedicated fan group called as Cengizciler (Fans of Cengiz). Today he is one of the symbol names of 80s for Turkey and he still releases albums, although with mediocre commercial success. One of the reasons of Cengiz Kurtoğlu's success is his unique style. At the same time he is also a successful businessman, he was the chairman of his own record label "SIMA" (Formerly SINDOMA). In 2010 Cengiz Kurtoğlu released an album called "Sessizce".