..Altınbilek’s name first came into prominence when his gun (a lieutenant at the time) was used in the murder of Necdet Güçlü, a military doctor who was killed in a raid by right-wing Grey Wolves group in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Hospital. Altınbilek was the military commander of the attack that often cited as an extrajudicial execution which killed prominent revolutionary figure Mahir Çayan and 9 others in 1972. The dead were the founding members of People’s Liberation Party-Front of Turkey (THKP-C), a group which had split from other revolutionary groups of the time to carry out armed insurgency.
The operation, known as the Kızıldere Incident, was carried in central province Tokat’s Niksar district to rescue three technicians kidnapped from a NATO radar base in northern Turkey. Three technicians, kidnapped to prevent the hanging of Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf İnan and Hüseyin Aslan, were killed by terrorists as security forces opened fire during negotiations.