Oh, the horror:

According to EUobserver, the Commission’s plan was to “change the map of Europe currently seen on the ten-cent to two-euro coins into a larger one going east to the Caspian Sea and including Turkey”.

However, while the final result includes Belarus and parts of Russia, poor old Turkey is conspicuous by its absence.

In other words, the new coins show all of geographical Europe up to the Urals, and does not include anything on the Asian side of the Bosphoros, which have been the defined geographical boundaries of Europe for a very long time.  The small bit of Thrace that Turkey has is still represented, so all is well.

Via Sullivan