Serhat TUNAR -TDO- A 40-year-old Lebanese immigrant, he became a doctor after a university education in Germany and applied for German citizenship in 2012. The Lebanese immigrant, whose application was accepted in 2015, had refused to shake the hand of a female official during the graduation ceremony. In addition, the governor's office withdrew the approval given for the plaintiff's application, after which the Lebanese immigrant also sued over the decision.
The Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg ruled that a male immigrant who did not shake hands with women could be denied citizenship.
The Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg ruled last Saturday that a person of different sex who does not shake his hand for cultural reasons is not integrated into living conditions in Germany, and in this context the governor's decision to refuse was upheld.