Obeida Nahas is a spokesperson for the opposition Syrian National Council in Istanbul.
Nahas says he's pleased with Washington's recent promise to supply the rebels with communication gear, but he says the opposition needs more aid.
Earlier, protests swept across Turkey. It's been called the most significant challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan's rule. But the protests, and the response from the ruling AKP party, are receiving a mixed response among Turkish moderates.
The Turkish government recommends every student in the country read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but now a parent has complained it's not appropriate, because of a few lines on a couple of pages in the book.
People in Turkey voted for a new president over the weekend. It was the first time in Turkey's history that a president was directly chosen by the people, and they selected their powerful but embattled prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.