Lawrence of Arabia’s Saudi home restored in new swipe at 'Ottoman' Turkey

Lawrence of Arabia’s one-time home inSaudi Arabiawill be restored, the kingdom’s tourism ministry announced this week, in a move that some are calling a swipe atTurkeyover its Ottoman past.Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence’s Red Sea residence in Yanbu played a role in the 1916 Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, and will now be renovated and opened to tourism.Critics say the move by Riyadh is part of a recent revision of kingdom’s history designed to portray Turkey as an expansionist power and link it to its Ottoman colonial past, which saw much of the Middle East as part of its domains…

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