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Atatürk's gun to be auctioned off

Written By THA on Thursday, 20 September 2012 | 13:15

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A Browning handgun that was custom-made for modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is now on the market for a price of 72,000 Turkish Liras, private broadcaster NTV has reported.

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, but officials are not sure whether the weapon ever reached its destination.

The gun will be sold at a Christie's auction on Sept. 26 in London.
(Hurriyet Daily News)
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