Former Turkish state minister Güzel dies at 73
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Hasan Celal Güzel, a former Turkish state minister, died at age 73 in a hospital where he was receiving treatment early on March 19, hospital sources said.
Güzel was in the capital Ankara, after being flown via medical helicopter late on March 18 from the western province of Denizli, and was being treated for a pulmonary infection and bowel disorder.
“My father was suffering from renal failure and underwent dialysis at regular intervals,” his son Mustafa Veysi Güzel previously told Anadolu Agency.
“A while ago, he had a lung infection and was being treated. He felt unwell due to the infection and a bowel disorder,” said his son.
Born in southeastern Gaziantep, Güzel was elected in 1986 to Turkey’s parliament from the Homeland Party (ANAP). He variously served as minister of state, education minister and youth and sports minister.