London-Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms auctioned on Wednesday 26 September 2012 at a Christie's auction. Ataturk's gun sold at a Christie's auction. Golden letters spell "General Mustafa Kemal" on the gun, which was made as a present to Atatürk from the then-Argentinean President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear.
Ataturk's gun sold to Turkish Bülent Türker who lives in Holland. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's gun sold for 20.000 Sterling (58,000 TL). A pistol crafted for Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, auctioned in London.
Turkish Bülent Türker came to London from Holland and he said:
" I am very happy to own this priceless gun. I will take this gun to Turkey for Turkish soldiers who lost their life. I love Turkey and Turkish peopple. I adored Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. There is no other Turkey. Lets take care of Turkey all tohether..."