The compass always points to Terrapin.
Re:Tile spreadsheet incorrect?
Central Europe has 1 extra '4' tile and Germany 1 less than contained in this copy. I think those 2 were swapped.
I just verified that the spreadsheet was indeed wrong and I've fixed it and posted it. It should be up in a couple of hours/days.
I verified this against my copy which finally came today, and it now jives with the Play Tips on page 6 of the rules ("there are 4 Country Counters for the Ottoman Empire").