Judge Güngör was dismissed on political charges on the pretext of the July 15 coup attempt and deprived of his freedom for 3 years.

When he was examined upon his illness after his release, he learned that he had stage 4 lung cancer.

His wife, who was a judge like him, was also dismissed and sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison. This case is still on appeal.

Güngör, he was the father of 2 children, aged 1 and 5.