Çetin Topçuoğlu

“How much can you support this campaign?” on the form prepared for participation in the aid flotilla to Palestine. He answered the question by writing “As much as we can”. He listed the areas where he could help as "trainers, first aid, sports, organization", and when asked why he wanted to join the fleet, he replied, "For our rank to be clear, like a lame ant."

Çetin Topçuoğlu

He was born in Adana in 1956. Cetin Topçuoğlu, who started to work as a civil servant in Çukobirlik in 1979, retired in 1998. He played football as an amateur in Adana Demir Spor for two years. Topçuoğlu, who started taekwondo in 1973, became world champion many times and received awards. He was named referee of the year in 1992 and 1998. He worked as a volunteer at IHH and Adana Humanitarian Aid Association. Actively participating in humanitarian aid efforts, Topçuoğlu always stood by the victim and the oppressed. She worked with her husband, Çiğdem Topçuoğlu, in all activities for the youth in the education, culture and youth commission of the Adana Humanitarian Aid Association. Discipline, determination and the desire to fulfill the task in the best way were among the characteristics that defined him. He actively worked at the forefront of all activities for Palestine. “How much can you support this campaign?” on the form prepared for participation in the aid flotilla to Palestine. He answered the question by writing “As much as we can”. He listed the areas where he could help as "trainers, first aid, sports, organization", and when asked why he wanted to join the fleet, he replied, "To make our ranks clear like a lame ant." His elder brother Cumali Topçuoğlu expressed his feelings in the speech he gave at the funeral: “You didn't bother to leave us alone until here. Welcome to our wedding, our happiness, our happiness; Thank you for not sparing your troubles. We commemorate my brother Çetin, who made our house a martyr's home and our family a martyr's family. I hope that many people will follow the path opened by my Cetin brother. I hope this door opened by them will be granted to the people of Adana and the Turkish people.” Çetin Topçuoğlu, who also took part in the "Road to Palestine" convoy held in 2009, said, "I am very sad because I am not among the first to go. But a fortune has come before us. God helped us. We wanted to go to Gaza with my brother Cihangir. God granted. I want to go to Gaza again with my wife. We started this way. In the end, we are ready, even in death, friends.” he joined the fleet. Çetin Topçuoğlu joined the “Our Route is Palestine, Our Cargo, Humanitarian Aid” fleet with his wife Çiğdem Hanım. While saying goodbye to his friends, his last words were, "We became world champions in taekwondo, now it's time for the hereafter championship inshallah."


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