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$649 Find cheap flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport

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Cheap flight deals from Sydney to Istanbul (SYD-IST)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Sydney to Istanbul that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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21:45 - 06:15SYD-IST
39h 30m1 stop
16:00 - 19:40IST-SYD
20h 40m1 stop
$1,026China Southern
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Mon, 12 Aug - Mon, 16 Sep
10:05 - 06:15SYD-IST
27h 10m1 stop
16:00 - 19:40IST-SYD
20h 40m1 stop
$1,032China Southern
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Tue, 20 Aug - Mon, 16 Sep
12:00 - 08:30SYD-IST
28h 30m1 stop
13:35 - 10:00IST-SYD
36h 25m1 stop
$1,073China Eastern
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Mon, 4 Nov - Tue, 26 Nov
11:00 - 08:30SYD-IST
28h 30m1 stop
14:00 - 07:40IST-SYD
34h 40m2 stops
$1,076China Eastern
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Tue, 20 Aug - Tue, 10 Sep
20:50 - 06:50SYD-IST
42h 00m1 stop
15:35 - 15:00IST-SYD
39h 25m1 stop
$1,100Sichuan Airlines
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Fri, 1 Nov - Fri, 15 Nov
20:20 - 06:30SYD-IST
41h 10m1 stop
15:35 - 14:15IST-SYD
39h 40m1 stop
$1,139Sichuan Airlines
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Wed, 3 Jul - Wed, 10 Jul
10:30 - 16:10SYD-IST
37h 40m1 stop
17:20 - 08:30IST-SYD
31h 10m1 stop
$1,381Asiana Airlines
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Tue, 15 Oct - Fri, 1 Nov
09:30 - 16:10SYD-IST
37h 40m1 stop
17:40 - 07:30IST-SYD
30h 50m1 stop
$1,575Asiana Airlines
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Fri, 2 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
22:10 - 14:45SYD-IST
23h 35m1 stop
01:35 - 10:00IST-SYD
25h 25m1 stop
$1,640Turkish Airlines
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Wed, 18 Sep - Mon, 30 Sep
22:10 - 14:45SYD-IST
23h 35m1 stop
01:35 - 11:00IST-SYD
25h 25m1 stop
$1,643Turkish Airlines
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Wed, 18 Sep - Wed, 16 Oct

Flights from Sydney to Istanbul - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Sydney to Istanbul to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

The average price of all flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Sydney to Istanbul Airport, look for departures on Wednesdays and avoid leaving on a Saturday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Istanbul Airport, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly and Friday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport is May, where tickets cost $1,648 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets is $2,466 and $2,173 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 54 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Sichuan Airlines ($649) and China Eastern ($742). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Southern ($1,026) and China Eastern ($1,073).

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January

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$649
Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (2% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Sydney to Istanbul

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Sydney to Istanbul based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Sydney to Istanbul Airport flights

  • Which airlines have the best inflight entertainment?

    Both Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines offer a variety of entertainment services such as a number of TV shows, movies, and music. For those looking for a better Wi-Fi bundle, Etihad Airways offers more free Wi-Fi starting out. For those wanting to keep up with the latest in news and sports, Emirates Airlines has a live TV service available on certain airlines.

  • Can I fly directly from Sydney Airport to Istanbul Airport?

    There are no direct flights from Sydney Airport (SYD) to airports in Istanbul; however, there are many connecting flights to choose from. The most popular stopover airports, such as Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Dubai International Airport (DXB), are generally the cheapest.

  • What is there to do at Sydney Airport (SYD)?

    Sydney Airport is well equipped with a variety of services. For those last minute designer numbers, you can take your pick from brands including Gucci, Emporio Armani, and more. And as far as food goes, whether you are looking for a pizza, sushi, or a gourmet meal, the food court after going through security will satisfy your culinary needs. Make sure to check out the airport's News and Events page on their website to see what fun pop-ups and limited-time events they have going on.

  • How to get to and from Istanbul Airport?

    Transport links from Istanbul Airport include taxi or bus services. There is an airport shuttle service offered by Havaist that is readily available at any time. While the shuttle service offered is cheaper than a taxi, the journey time can be up to twice as long, so make sure to take this into account when planning your journey.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport was $431 for a one-way ticket and $682 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith. You will be landing at Istanbul Airport, also known as Istanbul.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Sydney and Istanbul Airport, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • What is the most popular stopover when flying to Istanbul Airport from Sydney?

    Abu Dhabi is the most popular stopover city among KAYAK users travelling from Sydney to Istanbul Airport.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Sydney to Istanbul, Asiana Airlines or Thai Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Sydney to Istanbul are Asiana Airlines and Thai Airways. With an average price for the route of $1,558 and an overall rating of 8.3, Asiana Airlines is the most popular choice. Thai Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,861 and an overall rating of 7.8.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Istanbul Airport from Sydney is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Istanbul Airport with an airline and back to Sydney with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Istanbul Airport from Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Sydney to Istanbul Airport

  • There are two main airports that service Istanbul. If you are planning to visit the European side of the city, the northern side, we recommend travelling into Istanbul International Airport (IST). Alternatively, if you plan on booking a hotel on the Asian side of the city, the southern side, it is worthwhile looking for flights into Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) to be close to your hotel.
  • Istanbul International Airport (IST) is the primary airport for flights into and out of Istanbul and is, on average, cheaper than flying into Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).
  • While a range of airlines provide transport from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to airports in Istanbul, make sure to book with Emirates Airlines or Etihad Airways as these are the most popular airlines flying to the region. With both airlines having numerous flights travelling out each day, you can rest assured knowing that any delays or flight changes will be easily sorted out.
  • The average flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to airports in Istanbul is 20–26h. To ensure less time is spent in the air, we recommend journeying with Emirates Airlines as their journeys are, on average, 2–3h shorter than their competitors.
  • For those travelling to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) by car, look for car park P7. A 5min walk from the International Terminal, this multi-storey car park is the designated car park for the international travellers. Alternatively, a valet service is available, for a fee, right outside the Departure level of Terminal 1.
  • If you don't want to leave your car parked at the airport, we recommend journeying from Sydney to the airport via the Sydney Airport Link. Running throughout the day between the city and the airport, the Airport Link is the most convenient way to travel to the airport and is usually cheaper than taking a taxi.
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Top 5 airlines serving from Sydney to Istanbul

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Sydney to Istanbul. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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8.1
EmiratesOverall score based on 3865 reviews
8.0Comfort
8.3Crew
8.2Boarding
8.3Entertainment
7.9Food
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Flight good but it was 30min late taking off. Also don’t like landing then being loaded on bus and driven around the airport like it’s a sightseeing tour.

8.0 ExcellentAnonymous, June 2024TBS - DXB
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Flight good but it was 30min late taking off. Also don’t like landing then being loaded on bus and driven around the airport like it’s a sightseeing tour.

Different rules going from Dubai to Ahmedabad vs going from Ahmedabad to Dubai Horrible, only 1 baggage was allowed to carry on and no personal bag, i had to put personal bag inside carry on

very nice experience…….we had a comfortable fly with emirates…this is 6 th time flying with emirates….i recommend friends to fly with emirates…….

The food on this flight was just terrible. I have a wheat allergy so when booking I ask for gluten free options. The food given was inedible. The bread rolls were rock hard. Once board I was given one and the only thing I could do was eat the chicken slice and piece of tomato on it. Also given was 4 small cubes of fruit, 2 watermelon and 2 pineapple and a bottle of water. My husband had a regular meal and found his very average. Then the evening meal was also disappointing! Some dried out fish with spinach and 3 sticks of dry white sweet potato. No sauce …. 😳 again, the same fruit and water. The passengers had to wait a long time for the dinner food to be served. My husband just wanted to eat and go to sleep so he was a bit annoyed about that. We got off the plane and I was feeling quite hangry. Not enough food or a good eating experience. Emirates used to be a flight we looked forward to… now we are considering looking at other companies for the future.

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

Absolutely terrible delays for 3 hours changed seats after we paid an upgrade on both legs. It appears it’s up to us to request a refund after they down graded our seat. Never again !!

Seat and leg space is much better than the Qatar airline. The crew I would like to say is not meeting the requirements of emirates airlines cause it almost 20 years I am flying with emirates this time I really feel that crew is not behaving well someone asked for water waited more than 30 minutes and there are more incidents in this flight.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

Check-in counter at the airport took more than an hour of standing in queue with online checkin. And after entering the gate the flight delayed more than 30 mins.

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

Qatar airways from Doha to guangzhau was excellent big bird Boeing 777 more room and smoothly flight, I Love it

Not good. Expected a lot more as far as excellence.

Fantastic, the 787-9 is a very beautifully designed plane and it was a pleasure to fly in the Qsuite. The suite did feel slightly smaller than the 777 variant, and the suite door also felt smaller, as I felt more exposed as passengers and crew walked past. Food was too notch, and the service was fantastic. I wish they’d enforce boarding zones more effectively, but otherwise they did really well.

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

To many ads. 3 or 4 between each movie. All repetitive, all related to Doha which I was just passing thru.

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

Too many boarding protocols. Never experienced with other international flights.

From home to the airport, you must mention the terminal ready.

Overall it was good, but the flight was long and crews on such long flights in my experience generally get more involved. They make more rounds with water and snacks and check on wellbeing of passengers. It was not an overnight flight, so the ‘night’ atmosphere in the cabin was not called for

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

This aircraft is not up to standard - old Airbus with terrible chairs and entertainment system for business class!

Friendly cabin crew and the flight was on time. Would recommend toanyone

The seat did not recline and we called the stewardess, he forced it to recline, but when we landed, it did not come forward because the seat was broken. The stewardess came, He tried to do it but couldn't do it, the flight commander came and spoke to us in a bad tone, telling us to get out of here, she waited at the head and acted as if there was a child and we couldn't get up, it was very shameful, I don't even know if it's true, but she said if you don't get up, the plane will not land and will keep turning around. Then a passenger pushed the seat from behind and it worked. Then we wanted to talk to the supervisor again, but she did not come next to us. We fly so much and this is the first time we encountered such a style.

Excellent service and comfort from the moment you check in. Flight crew is hyper focused on making passengers comfortable and at ease. It’s like a flying hotel!

Horrible. Boarding was terrible. For a huge airplane, we needed to be transported to the plane. The boarding area was overcrowded and frantic. .The seats were so uncomfortable. The food was fine.

Only chicken as a meat dish through out the flight

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

Lovely crew - comfortable journey despite it being an older plane.

1st of all on February 27th Abu Dhabi to Delhi flight the seat wasn't comfortable at all, coming back the Lounge at Abu Dhabi didn't have anything. Than the Food in the flight

1st time with. Etihad Airways and it was amazing from check in to crew. Great flight.

In my opinion, Etihad Airways is a first rate airline except for one important element. On the day before my return flights, when I chose my seats on the Etihad website I was charged an additional $55 (US) in order to sit on the aisle. I was not at all happy about this additional "hidden" charge and I felt cheated.

The staff was very nice and polite but it was very very hot and no ways to have some fresh air. It would be nice to have more time to sleep since it was a night flight

One thing is very important is you people not giving seat arrangement together to couple, senior citizen. You have to take care of senior citizen. Do not look about money. Money is not important everywhere. Make relationship strong is very very important. I like Etiyad air line out of all air line. Food was hot and delicious. Air hostess gave very good service, nice attitude, very good behaviour. I gave 10 out of 10 marks. Thanks Jivraj

I WOULD ADVISE NOT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ON KAYAK. THEY SHOW BETTER FARES AND AFTER I BOOKED MINE, I FIND OUT THAT IT DID NOT INCLUDE LUGGAGE. i HAD TO PAY $800 TO CHECK IN MY BAGS.

Ripped off and broken seats in Business class. Seats stink and need to request the staff for additional bedsheets. Crew if very friendly though

Boarding was quick and efficient. Ground staff were pleasant and courteous. Food was tasty, portions were good for me. Food containers kept slipping on the tray. Tray would look better with an anti-skid tray mat. I had the bulkhead seat which was very uncomfortable for couple of reasons. Aircraft is designed with no throughput to move across aisle to aisle. Passengers kept jumping over my legs to get from one side to the other to use the toilet. Secondly I had a mother and 9 month baby next to me. Mom had to hold baby for 12 hours in her lap as he did not fit into the bassinet. Half the baby was on my lap during the flight. Aircraft temperature was very cold - light attendant said it was the central cooling and nothing could be done about it. Movie selection was very poor old and outdated.

Crew was good, boarding mediocre, food choices were limited, seating was not comfortable

For the price we paid, I couldn’t complain. Was good value for money. Service was excellent but food was mediocre. Crew were excellent and spoke English. You will never go hungry. The food was ample but was mediocre. Entertainment limited and wifi doesn’t all allow you to access some social media. The best part was comfortable seats and bed (business class) with a screen to close out the rest of the cabin.

Good airline for the price. The Air stewardess are great, nothing is to much trouble. Will use again.

Great staff and food. Seats pretty uncomfortable but plenty of legroom. Entertainment system outdated.

How do you run out of beer after one hour of a twelve hour flight?!

Flight was fine, however we were not able to check in online, this adds to travel stress. Luckily check-in at Heathrow was quick, but we did not get the seats we paid extra for. We paid for a window and 2 aisle seats from Shanghai to Tokyo leg, but they changed us to middle seats. Not good :(

Again, I was presented with birthday pastries two times as a celebrated my birthday on both legs of my trip. I will keep flying to China using China Eastern airlines. As they made this trip a special one thank you.

It was my birthday while I was on the flight on China eastern airlines. They celebrated my day by giving me a personalized birthday card and also a very delicious pastry. I was surprised and thankful by the China Eastern crew! The whole staff was kind and professional? My second flight into China and the most memorable! Thank you-

Couldn’t fly since they wouldn’t issue a boarding ticket. Something to do with not taking the departing flight since it was cancelled due to weather. No notice or anything about the trip being invalid. The app made it seem like I was all good for it. Never trusting travel agency

2 hours delay on the 1st plane out of the day!!!!!

Pros: "The flight was smooth. Food was on time . Wine is available for the anxious flyers who can’t sleep."
Cons: "Better softer hand soap , sprays and lotion . Sleep mask"

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Sydney to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/6Wed
1 stopSichuan Airlines
41h 10mSYD-IST
$649
1/7Mon
1 stopSichuan Airlines
41h 10mSYD-IST
$655
5/7Fri
1 stopSichuan Airlines
41h 10mSYD-IST
$658
8/9Sun
1 stopChina Eastern
28h 30mSYD-IST
$742
2/7Tue
1 stopChina Eastern
28h 30mSYD-IST
$746
17/7Wed
2 stopsEtihad Airways
36h 50mSYD-IST
$1,217
17/7Wed
2 stopsEtihad Airways
34h 20mSYD-IST
$1,225
5/9Thu
1 stopAsiana Airlines
37h 40mSYD-IST
$3,967
5/9Thu
1 stopAsiana Airlines
37h 40mSYD-IST
$3,970
4/9Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
28h 50mSYD-IST
$11,016

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Last minute flights from Sydney to Istanbul

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Sydney to Istanbul that are departing in the next 10 days.
18/6Tue
multi-stop
28h 30mSYD-IST
8/7Mon
multi-stop
20h 40mIST-SYD
$1,833
18/6Tue
multi-stop
28h 30mSYD-IST
3/7Wed
multi-stop
33h 25mIST-SYD
$1,834
18/6Tue
multi-stop
28h 30mSYD-IST
10/7Wed
multi-stop
20h 40mIST-SYD
$1,836
18/6Tue
multi-stopAsiana Airlines
37h 40mSYD-IST
6/7Sat
multi-stopAsiana Airlines
30h 50mIST-SYD
$1,928
18/6Tue
multi-stopChina Eastern
28h 30mSYD-IST
15/7Mon
multi-stopChina Eastern
36h 05mIST-SYD
$1,937
18/6Tue
multi-stopAsiana Airlines
37h 40mSYD-IST
12/7Fri
multi-stopAsiana Airlines
30h 50mIST-SYD
$2,048
18/6Tue
multi-stopChina Eastern
28h 30mSYD-IST
4/7Thu
multi-stopChina Eastern
34h 40mIST-SYD
$2,189
15/6Sat
multi-stopEmirates
46h 20mSYD-IST
29/6Sat
multi-stopEmirates
48h 05mIST-SYD
$2,381
15/6Sat
multi-stopQatar Airways
25h 00mSYD-IST
12/7Fri
multi-stopQatar Airways
25h 20mIST-SYD
$3,204
15/6Sat
multi-stopEmirates
25h 15mSYD-IST
12/7Fri
multi-stopEmirates
31h 00mIST-SYD
$3,345

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Sydney - Istanbul Airport Flights

Departure:

Sydney (SYD)Australia

Destination:

Istanbul Airport (IST)Türkiye

Return flight deals:

Istanbul Airport - Sydney

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