Cengiz Akyüz, who said to his close friend every morning when he was leaving the house, "If your bag is full (if you are full of love, joy, hope, greetings), let's go bismillah, let's go out and distribute it to people..." is always remembered with his smiling face.
Cengiz Akyüz was born on May 15, 1969 in Mardin Midyat. Akyüz is the father of three children and has two daughters and a son. Akyüz, who has been working in the plaster-decoration business since his childhood, is known as an active, friendly, helpful and cheerful person. In the form of participation in the flotilla, which was organized to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, he specified the areas he could help with as "construction works". Akyüz, who wants to do something for the homeless people living in Gaza, answered the question why you joined this convoy, "For God's sake." he summed up. Cengiz Akyüz, an active and active person who comes to the aid of everyone, is known as a person who loves to swim, plays chess and gets along well with children. Akyüz, who said to his close friend every morning when he was leaving the house, "If your bag is full of love, joy, hope, greetings, let's go out and distribute it to people..." He attends the weddings and funerals of everyone around him and sings hymns, tunes and plays bendir with his beautiful voice. Cengiz Akyüz's favorite folk songs were martyrdom songs. Before leaving for Gaza, he said goodbye to his friends and said, “Now you will write a martyrdom song for me too.” said. Akyüz, who has a wide circle of friends as he stands by his friends in both good and bad times, was a member of the Iskenderun Humanitarian Aid Association and voluntarily participated in the works of many non-governmental organizations in Iskenderun. When he went on this journey, what Cengiz Akyüz wanted most was Gaza. The aim was to deliver the materials of the hospital to be built here to his brothers. Before boarding the ship, his last words to his wife were "Take care of the children, give importance to reading, and make sure they pray!.."