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"Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty" - Samuel Adams, American patriot and Politician of the American Revolution. 1722-1803.

Here are links to many of the articles written about Ibrahim since his ordeal has started.
This page is updated regularly. For articles related to Turkey and the Kurdish issue click here.
Items without active links are items that have been archived by the publisher after initial web publication.
Some links are to synopsis versions of original articles that have been archived.
 

2/27/2016 - South Bend Tribune - Stan Maddux - Benefit concert for Ibrahim Parlak's Deportation Fight is Sold Out

2/27/2016 - Chicago Tribune - Matt McCall - Wilco's Tweedy Plays Benefit for Restaurant Owner Threatened with Deportation

2/24/2016 - Harbor Country News - Tony Wittkowski - Parlak, Attorney Refute Claims Made in Letter From Turkish Consulate

2/24/2016 - Herald Paladium - Tony Wittkowski - Parlak: Turkish Consulate Accusations Are "Lies"

2/23/2016 - WWMT - Cody Combs - Parlak Doesn't Mince Words About Turkish Consulate

2/23/2016 - WSBT - Zach Crenshaw - Deportation Battle Escalates for Ibrahim Parlak

2/23/2016 - WNDU - Kasey Chronis - Ibrahim Parlak: Another Day, Another Battle For Freedom

02/17/2016 - Herald Paladium - Tony Wittkowski - Upton Gets Letter From Turkish Consulate

1/07/2016 - Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Article on Ibrahim

12/24/2015 - Chicago Tribune - E. Jason Wambsgans & Matt McCall - Turkish Immigrant Granted Stay of Deportation at Eleventh Hour

12/24/2015 - MLIVE - Rex Hall, Jr. - Ibrahim Parlak Gets 3-month Reprieve as Fight to Avoid Deportation Looms

12/23/2015 - WND - untitled

12/23/2015 - WNDU - Joel Porter - Ibrahim Parlak Granted 90-day Stay From Deportation

12/23/2015 - WIRX- Ibrahim Parlak Granted A Stay Of Deportation

12/20/2015 - WWMT - Ibrahim Parlak Facing Possible Deportation Again

12/20/2015 - Chicago Sun Times - Editorial - DHS Hounding of Mich. Man Is a Mistake

10/29/2015 - New Buffalo Times - Joel Klass - Op Ed on Ibrahim's Situation

10/16/2015 - South Bend Tribune - Eric Rush Opinion - Michigan Restaurant Owner is No Terrorist

10/16/2015 - Chicago Sun Times - Carol Marin - Michigan Restaurant Owner is No Terrorist

8/26/2009 - Chicago Sun Times - Carol Marin - Torture on Homefront Cries Out For Justice

8/24/2009 - WSBT.com - Supporters speak out against appeals court ruling in Parlak case

8/24/2009 - Associated Press - Kurdish cafe owner loses round to stay in US

8/24/2009 - Chicago Tribune - Appeals court upholds Michigan man's deportation

8/24/2009 - WNDU - Decision supports possible Parlak deportation

8/25/2009 - Herald Palladium - Parlak Loses Appeal

8/25/2009 - WKZO Kalamazoo - Parlak Ordered to be Deported

2/11/2009 - Herald Palladium - Upton, Levin fight for Parlak

2/10/2009 - WNDU.com - Michigan congressmen fight for Turkish immigrant's residency

2/10/2009 - MLive.com - Residency for Ibrahim Parlak pushed again by Levin, Upton

2/10/2009 - WWMT.com - Lawmakers look to grant residency to Kurdish immigrant

2/10/2009 - WSJM.com - Upton Introduces Bill To Keep Parlak In US

2/10/2009 - www.lansingstatejournal.com - Lawmakers reintroduce residency bills for Parlak

2/10/2009 - fox28.com - Lawmakers reintroduce residency bills for Parlak

2/10/2009 - www6.lexis.nexus.com - LEVIN, UPTON INTRODUCE BILLS TO GIVE PARLAK PERMANENT RESIDENCY

10/15/2008 - Chicago Sun Times - Carol Marin - A Cautionary Tale For the Next President

8/10/2008 - WSJM.com - Ibrahim Parlak Reflects on 9/11's Effect on Immigrants

8/06/2008 - South Bend Tribune - Parlak's Long Wait Continues

4/23/2008 - WSJM - Parlak To Sell Restaurant

4/22/2008 - WSBT - Parlak puts restaurant up for sale as he waits for deportation ruling

4/22/2008 - WNDU - Ibrahim Parlak may close the doors to his cafe

4/03/2008 - Reuters - EU Wrong to Include PKK on Terror List: Court

3/27/2008 - Washington Post - US to Stop Green Card Denial for Dissidents

2/17/2008 - New York Times Article on Kurds in Turkey

Harbor Country News - 10/25/2007 - Waiting Game: Parlak Hopes For Favorable Ruling by Court

ImmigrationProf Blog - 10/24/2007 - The "War on Terror" Continues: The Case of Ibrahim Parlak

Washington Post - 10/24/2007 - Deportation Target Has High-Profile Defenders

WCPO Cincinnati - 10/23/2007 - Turkish Immigrant Court Appeal

WSBT - 10/22/2007 - Parlak and Supporters Wait for Ruling after Spirited Appeals Court Hearing

South Bend Tribune - 10/21/2007 - Best wishes, Ibrahim Parlak

WSBT - 10/22/2007 - Dozens Gather To Show Support....

blog.johnedwards.com - 10/21/2007 - DHS Skulldugery

WNDU - 10/17/2007 - Parlak headed for final round?

WSBT - 10/16/2007 - Ibrahim Parlak Anxiously Awaits Court Hearing That Will Decide His Future

AssociatedContent.com - 10/15/2007 - Ibrahim Parlak's Fate in the Hands of U.S. Court of Appeals

South Bend Tribune - 10/14/2007 - Freedom Fight - Kurd immigrant, tortured in Turkey, now struggles against deportation

EarthTimes.org - 10/15/2007 - U.S. Court of Appeals Will Decide Ibrahim Parlak Fate

Chicago Tribune - 10/2/2007 - For Immigrant, Potluck a Mighty Fortress

DailyKos - 9/25/2007 - Will Ibrahim Parlak Finally Receive Justice

South Bend Tribune - 9/5/2007 - Appeal Set for Mich. Man Accused of Terrorist Ties

Lake Magazine - September, 2007 - review of 100 Potlucks Cookbook

Viking Youth Power Hour - 7/16/07 - Radio Interview with Ibrahim (long download)

WRHC - 5/21/07 - Martin Dzuris remote broadcast from Cafe Gulistan

Upside Down World: A Tale of Two Immigrants

Harbor Country News - Judy Kite-Gosh - 5/19/2007 - Arrogance a Threat to Democracy

Chicago Sun Times - Carol Marin - 5/16/2007 - Tragic story: "It's like kidnapping somebody"

Chicago Public Radio - 5/16/2007 - Interview with Anne Buckleitner

South Bend Tribune - 5/16/2007 - Michigan deportation heightens fears

Carol Marin - 3/25/07 - 'Patronage' & the Justice Department

Daily Kos - Immigrant, beware: Buying Chiquita bananas = terrorism

Wikipedia entry concerning Ibrahim

The Orator.com - Rep. Upton's Bill

U.S. loses 20-year attempt to deport 2 immigrants

Harbor Country News - 1/26/2007 - Bill Reintroduced

Martin Dzuris Radio Interview with Ibrahim - 1/22/2007

South Bend Tribune - New Hope for Ibrahim Parlak - 1/23/2007

South Bend Tribune - Bills would let Parlak stay in United States - 1/22/2007

International Herald Tribune - Michigan congressmen try to block deportation of Kurdish immigrant...

MLive.com - Levin, Upton seek to give immigrant Kurd permanent residency

Kalamazoo Gazette - Congressmen Seek US Residency for Kurd - 1/18/2007

WSBT - Lawmakers Hope To Help Harbert Man Get Citizenship

Dowagiac Daily News - 1/18/07 - Upton & Levin Introduce Bills...

WNDU - 1/17/07 - Ibrahim Parlak Hopeful To Remain US Resident

The Ibrahim Parlak Case - Some Personal Thoughts - David Maidenberg - 1/17/2007

South Bend Tribune - 1/2/2007 - Congress Could End Ibrahim's Ordeal

South Bend Tribune - 12/15/2006 - Deportation Still On Hold

Red Arrow News Blog - Ibrahim: An Update - 12/07/2006

South Bend Tribune - 10/10/2006 - A Tale of Two Immigrants

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

http://www.npr.org/templates/story

WNDU - 03/10/05 - Ibrahim Parlak Files Writ of Habeas Corpus

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2005/02/17

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2005/02/03

Muskegon Tribune

http://www.nilesstar.com/articles/2005/01/22

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0105/012105lb.htm

http://www.chireader.com/hottype/2005

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news

WNDU - 12/29/04 - Parlak Ruling Leaves Supporters in Disbelief

http://www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=6009

http://newstandardnews.net/content/index

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2004/12/09/news

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2004/12/09

Kurdistan Observer - 12/7/2004 - Parlak Denies Link To Terror

WNDU - 12/07/04 - Day Two of Ibrahim Parlak Trial Wraps Up

WNDU - 12/06/04 - Ibrahim Parlak in court fighting deportation

WNDU - 11/29/04 - Group Shares Meal, Support for Parlak

http://www.kurdmedia.com/news

WNDU - 10/18/04 - Additional Charges Filed Against Ibrahim Parlak

http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc/immigrantfederal

http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc/securityibrahimparlak

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2004/09/16

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2004/08/13

WNDU - 09/01/04 - Parlak Still in Jail, Confusion Abounds

The New Standard - 8/30/2004 - America's ‘War on Terror’ Hits Café Gulistan

WNDU - 08/30/04 - More details in Ibrahim Parlak case

WNDU - 08/16/04 - Parlak will remain in jail

http://www.kurdmedia.com/news

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news

http://www.nbc5.com/news/3638364

WNDU - 08/09/04 - Harbert man arrested by Dept. of Homeland Security

http://www.harborcountry-news.com/articles/2004/09/02

 


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