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The Turk Tarih Kurumu, founded in 1930, propagated certain autochthonism theories, some "wildly outlandish" and subsequently discredited, which accented the antiquity of a Turkic presence in Anatolia (including the now largely abandoned notion that Sumerian and Hittite were Turkic (1)).
In short, the "Theses of July 1971" represented a radical attack against the cosmopolitan and "decadent," proWestern attitudes in Romanian culture, and signaled a return to cultural autochthonism.
Slovene students, on the other hand, were familiar with both the Slovene and Italian minorities, but were not aware of the historical roots and the concept of autochthonism of Italians in Slovenia and Croatia.