2014 Best Bulent Kilic Photography

The Guardian Picture Desk elected Turkish photographer Bulent Kilic from AFP as the best photographer of the year. Here is a look back on 2014 through his lens. Unrest in Ukraine to the refugee crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border through the plane crash of MH17 flight.

Ukraine update

Today, approximately at 4 P.M. a passenger plane “Malaysia Airlines” has been shot down by the terrorists in Donetsk oblast’

It crashed near Hrabove, which is a territory, currently under control of the terrorists.

About 280 passengers + 15 crew had lost their lives.

My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those, who were on board of that plane.

UKRAINE, Hrabove : A pro-Russian gunman stands guard on November 10, 2014 next to parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80 kms east of Donetsk. The Netherlands was set to hold on November 10 an emotional ceremony for the victims of the MH17 flight shot down on July 17 over the separatist-held eastern Ukraine in July in a tragedy that brought the conflict in the ex-Soviet state to the international fore. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF