The current study investigated the relationship between childhood abuse experience and alexithymia. The Turkish versions of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) were applied to the participants. It was found that total and sub-scale scores of male students in both CTQ and TAS-20 were higher than female students. A Pearson Correlation analyses indicated a positive correlation between CTQ and TAS-20. The CTQ sub-scale scores were found to be higher in the group with alexithymia than the group without alexithymia. The findings suggested that traumatic events in childhood affect the emotional development and the expression of the emotions later in life.