Official: Turkish troops search for falling object Tue May 25, 4:19 PM ANKARA, Turkey A Turkish official says troops are combing a rugged area near the border with Georgia after witnesses reported seeing a burning object fall from the sky and explode. Ali Fuat Atik, deputy governor of northeastern Ardahan province, said the incident occurred late Tuesday near the border town of Posof. Officials in both Turkey and Georgia said no planes were missing. Atik said the troops were searching the area to determine the cause of the explosion.

A Turkish Air Force F-4 war plane fires during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units.
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Turkish marines take part in a landing exercise during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units REUTERS/ Osman Orsal Read more
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Turkish marines take part in a landing exercise during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units REUTERS/ Osman Orsal Read more
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Turkish soldiers run to their positions as part of a landing exercise during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units. Read more
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Turkish Chief of Staff General Ilker Basbug salutes during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units. Read more
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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (C) speaks with Turkish soldiers in a trench during his visit to the Turkish city of Hakkari at the border with Iraq June 20, 2010. Fighting on Saturday, which marked a fresh escalation in the 26-year-old insurgency, killed 11 soldiers and 12 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas in the southeastern province of Hakkari, near the border with Iraq. Erdogan said on Sunday Kurdish militants would "drown in their own blood" as he led political and army chiefs in paying respects to troops killed in a clash with the rebels. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Anatolian (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) TURKEY OUT.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L) talks with Armed Forces Chief General Ilker Basbug (2nd R) in a trench during his visit to the Turkish city of Hakkari at the border with Iraq June 20, 2010. Fighting on Saturday, which marked a fresh escalation in the 26-year-old insurgency, killed 11 soldiers and 12 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas in the southeastern province of Hakkari, near the border with Iraq. Erdogan said on Sunday Kurdish militants would "drown in their own blood" as he led political and army chiefs in paying respects to troops killed in a clash with the rebels. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Anatolian (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) TURKEY OUT.

Turkish troops patrol in Hakkari province, southeastern Turkey, June 19, 2010. Turkish troops and Kurdish militants clashed in southeast Turkey on Saturday in an escalation of violence which killed 10 soldiers and 12 rebels. The battle at Semdinli in Hakkari province, near the border with Iraq, re-kindled the conflict in the region and prompted the armed forces to hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets inside northern Iraq. REUTERS/Yilmaz Kazandioglu/Anatolian (TURKEY Tags: MILITARY) TURKEY OUT.

Turkish soldiers run to their positions as part of a landing exercise during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units. Read more
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Turkish Chief of Staff General Ilker Basbug salutes during the EFES-2010 military exercise in Izmir May 26, 2010. The exercise, which takes place between May 6 to May 29, is held annually by the Turkish Army to test the training and support levels of its various units. Read more
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