Politician and statesman, former Minister of National Education, author, publisher. He was born in Gaziantep in 1945. He completed his primary and secondary education in Malatya. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economy and Finance. His thesis was on macro-economy with the title ‘Türkiye’nin İktisadi Büyüme Modelleri’. He worked as an assistant expert, expert and sector responsible in State Planning Organization.
He worked as Prime Ministry Consultant, Chair of Prime Minister Economic and Social Works, TZDK vice General Director, Consultant of Ministry of Interior Affairs, General Secretary of DPT, and as Vice Consultant of Prime Ministry. He played an important role in January 24, 1980 economic decisions. He became the youngest Prime Ministry Undersecretary in 1983 when he was 38 years old.
He worked as a lecturer at several universities, academies and Military School on the fields of economy, finance, law, economic and social history, economic systems and doctrines and public administration.
He was elected as Gaziantep Deputy from Motherland Party (MP) in 1986 and took part in Turgut Özal Government as Minister of State and as Government Spokesperson. He was re-elected in 1987 general elections. He became Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport.
He established New Birth Party (NBP) on November 23, 1992 and became the President of it.
He established "New Turkey Strategic Research Center" in 1994 and started to publish an academic journal named "YENI TURKIYE". This place has turned into a school. Until the beginning of 2014, there are 5100 articles with 44 thousand pages published. Hasan Celal Guzel is currently working as "New Turkey Strategic Research Center President", writing columns and does academic activities.
He is known with his studies on Turkish World and his activities are as follows:
Yeni Türkiye Türk Dış Politikası Özel Sayısı (1995), Yeni Türkiye Türk Dünyası Özel Sayısı (2 cilt, 1997), Yeni Türkiye Osmanlı Özel Sayısı (4 cilt, 2000), Yeni Türkiye Türkoloji ve Türk Tarihi Araştırmaları Özel Sayısı (4 cilt, 2002), Yeni Türkiye Türkçe Özel Sayısı (2013). Türk Dünyası Özel Sayısı was published as 2 volumes and 3000 pages by using scientific methods with International Projects in 2013.
As a result of "International Ottoman project" to which the most prominent Ottoman experts have contributed, the research named "Osmanlı" was published as 12 volumes. The English version of this project was also published; it used the archives of 33 countries and it is 4 volumes.
With the "Turkish Project"; he has made a collaboration of 1721 scientists and researchers from Turkey along with 589 scientists and researchers from 48 countries studying on the states established by Turks, the culture and civilization built by Turks, and their contributions to thought, science, language, literature, culture and art. This project has 21 volumes and it was named as "the single collective history of Turks until today" by Turkish Historical Institution. The English version of this project was published as "The Turks" and in 6 volumes. "The Turks" is the most important study in a foreign language that explains the history, culture and civilization of Turks.
Genel Türk Tarihi (10 volume encyclopedic, 2002), Osmanlı'dan Günümüze Ermeni Sorunu (2000), Sanatı, Tarihi, Edebiyatı ve Musikisiyle Kırım (2002), Kazak Türkleri (2002) andPax-Ottomana (2002) were published from the publishing house he established. His work named Kuzey Irak - Kürtçülük ve Ayrılıkçı Terör was published in 2007.