Suspicious Minds in A Secular Land By Greg Sheridan for The Weekend Australian March 12, 2005 At Istanbul's gleaming, futuristic international airport, the most heavily stocked novel in the large bookshop is called Metal Firtina (The Metal Storm). Its plot centres on a military invasion of Turkey by the US. Given that Turkey is a member of NATO and therefore a military ally of the US, this is perplexing, to say the least. Yet the book has sold more than 150,000 copies. The wave of paranoia sweeping Turkey about the US -- polls show greater opposition to US policy in the Middle East in Turkey than in any other nation - is producing many weird results. The US ambassador in Ankara, Turkey's capital, had to enlist scientists to help prove that the Asian tsunami on Boxing Day had not been caused by a nuclear explosion conducted jointly by the US and Australia. for full story, go to www.realclearpolitics.com and click on first article listed under March 12.