Trump lifts all sanctions against Turkey

By Meg Wagner, Zoe Sottile, Veronica Rocha and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 6:16 p.m. ET, October 23, 2019
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11:00 a.m. ET, October 23, 2019

UK was not told of US troop pullback from Syria in advance

From CNN’s Ryan Browne 

The UK was not told about the US troop pullback from Syria in advance, UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace said today.

Wallace was asked at a Defense Committee session: "Did the US consult us before this decision to withdraw from the area of Syria near the Turkish border?"  

"On the specific decision, no, they didn't in advance," Wallace replied.

He later said: "We do talk but on that specific right there and then we weren't given a sort of prior warning, it was a decision made by the United States as was the other decision by the Turkish government." 
11:00 a.m. ET, October 23, 2019

Here's where the border patrol posts will go on the Turkey-Syria border, according to Russia

The Syrian government will set up 15 border patrol posts along its border with Turkey, according to a map posted by the Russian Defense Ministry on today.  

The posts — marked green on the map above — are created within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed yesterday by the presidents of Russia and Turkey following talks in Sochi. 

The map shows that Syrian border posts will be created outside of the zone of the Turkish Operation Peace Spring. Five posts are to be set up west of the zone of the offensive near the town of Kobani. Another ten posts will be located west of the operation zone up to the border with Iraq, including the area surrounding the city of Qamishli. 

The map also outlines a 10-kilometer zone of joint Russian-Turkish patrols along the border and a 30-kilometer zone of withdrawal for Syrian Kurdish formations.