A year after being deported to France, a family pulls itself together.
Friends since spending their childhood summers in Turkey, Murat and Pelin reunited as adults and married. Their happy life in the Mission was short lived when Murat was deported for overstaying his visa.
I felt like nothing in jail, he said. But it was a good experience to know.
Murat Celebi-Ariner will be deported today on a one-way ticket purchased by his wife.
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The Amuse Bouche vendor blended in easily among the Mission's world of hip street food carts. But Celebi-Ariner's impending deportation is a story many Mission residents know all too well.
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In our Sunday Fiction series, Lisa goes to Iceland. "The towels were so rough, I mistook them for loofah sponges."
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Mission Loc@l visits Celebi-Arnier at Yuba County Jail.
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