turning is the intimate process in vampire culture when a vampire creates another, out of a human. contrary to the awakening, the person who is turned, gains the powers of the vampire 'sire' or 'maker' almost instantly. the process itself is kept secret in the society and revealed only to the worthy.
the turning: there are many examples, though all are different a little. some sources say it's done 72 hours after the feeding on a human, others tell the human's blood is drained and than fed by the vampire's blood.. the truth is not public though.