Looks like someone stole the ancient pillar with its precious carvings, and replaced it by a tree trunk! Or maybe the old column became unsafe / cracked and they replaced it with that trunk. I'm not sure this piece of wood will resist and hold the heavy stone construction for very long. They should definitely replace it with either steel or a concrete column, or better, a new stone pillar.
The Oshki Monastery is among the Georgian Churches Ruins in North-Eastern Turkey.
For more information about the Oshki Monastery, read:
Photos of the ruins of old Georgian Churches and Monasteries located in North-Eastern Turkey.
This region of Turkey used to be part of ancient Georgia, and those magnificent churches and Monasteries were built around the 10th century.
Turkey does very little to preserve them because most Turkish people don't have much respect for old Christian ruins.
The old monuments are now used to shelter farm animals. Most of the ruins are rapidly degrading.
One of them that still has a roof is being used as Mosque.
Some of those ruins are in isolated, hard to reach areas, sometimes far away for villages.
For a lot of information about the Georgian churches of the Çoruh Valley in Turkey, go to: www.choruh.com/en/tarih/kiliseler
Photos of Turkey (the country).